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Citizenship interview and test

​​​​​​Read ​Our Common Bond booklet

​The Australian citizenship test resource booklet Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond  is available for download to assist you to prepare for your citizenship test.

Important information:

​​If you sit the citizenship test before 15 November 2020

Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond  ​is available for download in English and in 37 community languages. You should be aware that your Australian citizenship test will be conducted in English only.

Testable section

All the questions in the citizenship test are based on the information contained in the testable section. This is the information you will be tested on.

Part 1—Australia and its people
Part 2—Australia's democratic beliefs, rights and liberties
Part 3—Government and the law in Australia
20 practice questions.

Download the testable section in other languages:

Non-testable section

The non-testable section contains information that will help you to understand the history and culture of Australia. You will not be tested on this information.

Part 4—Australia today
Part 5—Our Australian story
Glossary and Acknowledgements.

Download the non-testable section:

If you sit the​​ citizenship test on or after 15​ November 2020​

Download updated English version of Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond


Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond will be available in 40 community languages shortly. You should be aware that your Australian citizenship test will be conducted in English only.​

You need to pass the citizenship test to show that you have:

  • a basic knowledge of the English language
  • an understanding of what it means to become an Australian citizen
  • an adequate knowledge of Australia and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship
  • an understanding and commitment to Australian values based on freedom, respect and equality